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CBS
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
on i lot more. joining us now is john solomon -- a lot more. joining us now is john solomon. the toll is beginning to take. thanks for coming in. >> good to be here. >> give us an idea what the backlog was when the president took office and what it is now. >> about two years ago it was at 30% meaning 30% of veterans were waiting beyond 125 days to get a decision whether they would get benefit coverage. today it's at 68.1% and it's going to get bigger. >> it's doubled in size basically. what's went wrong? just not enough people? >> two thgs happened. a lot of the afghanistan and iraq veterans returned that needed care and the president made a decision to award new coverage areas for vietnam veterans, the two pipelines coming in just over ran the system. >> you said they've tried to speed up, but that has meant more mistakes. >> they have. a recent study by the inspector general of the va says it was as many as 30% of benefit decisions were erroneous and that's doubled in the last couple years as well. >> is this just about not enough people, not enough boots on the ground to handl
CBS
Nov 16, 2012 7:00pm EST
say rice was simply using talking points signed off on by the entire intelligence community. petraeus meantime insisted his resignation was the result of his affair with paula broadwell and had nothing to do with benghazi. >>> democrats and republicans sat down today for the very first meeting concerning the fiscal cliff. first meeting after the election that is. lawmakers have to find some sort of budget compromise before the end of the year and astaire a mergener explains, leaders say they're confident -- and as tara mergener explains, leaders say they are confident. >> we're not going to embarrass them with cake because we didn't know how many candles were needed but-- >> yeah, right. >> reporter: by all accounts, the atmosphere stayed friendly as the president and congressional leaders started hammering out a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. if democrats and republicans don't find a compromise, huge tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in january 1 that could sink the economy in another recession. >> it was a constructive meeting. we all understand where we are. >
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
shutt is here. what about our forecast? we know about that nor'easter. >> well, it's still giving us wind even though it's essentially off the new england coast, but the winds will die down slowly. let's talk about the scope of the winds. they're not as strong as superstorm sandy but still covers a pretty big area, 29 mile-per-hour wind gusts in boston, 24 mile-per-hour wind gusts here in the downtown area, even down toward hatteras 16 mile-per-hour wind gusts with even gusts over 20 miles per hour in the mountains back into west virginia and extreme southwestern west virginia. closer to home they're dying down slowly. our highest wind gust was 34, down to 24 now in the last hour, 17 mile-per-hour wind gust in both gaithersburg and leesburg and frederick but still a 28 mile-per-hour wind gust in martinsburg. so it's chilly. if you head outside, dress for the 30s. it's 15 downtown, mainly in the 40s in leesburg, 36 in manassas. we'll come back and talk about when the winds will go away and when the temps will go back up. >>> sentencing day today for the man who shot and killed six peo
CBS
Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
the smoke and mirrors. it's a tactic that's been used year after year and women are smarter than that. >> reporter: i mow you're excited regardless of the results tonight, you get to go home and sleep in your own bed. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> reporter: we will be reporting to you throughout tonight. >> andrea mccarron, thank you for that. virginia the big battle ground in our area but now we move on to maryland where voters are weighing in on major iues. bruce leshan, we're talking expanded gaming here. >> reporter: no kidding. we saw all the an ads in the presidential race and it seems if you're washington washington d.c. tv, there are just as many ads about expanding gaming. you see the big vote for question 7 behind me, the big sign, and supporters are hoping to hold a big victory party here at national harbor tonight. this is where they want to build a $800 million destination resort casino, but first they have to get the nod from voters to build both maryland sz sixth casino and to allow table games at slots palses across -- pal asses across maryland. voters are
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the city, state, and federal government is ignoring them. >> no one has really been here to help us. we need help. >> reporter: this distribution site in staten island relies on donations and people bringing in everything from clothes to blankets to much needed food. in manhattan, gas lines stretch for blocks for cars and containers. >> you've got get gas, you've got to wait, right? >> reporter: but there is some good news for drivers. the holland tunnel has reopened for commercial vehicles and buses. cbs news, staten island, new york. >>> now a bit more on that canceled marathon. the folks who were helping with the race have shifted their focus. now they're helping out of town runners who no longer need their hotel rooms to donate those rooms to families who have been displaced by the storm. we want to know what you think. was new york city right by canceling that marathon? a lot of folks had already gone up there if they were going to do that shouldn't it have been done days ago? drop us a line, mailbag@wusa9.com. we may get to your comments on the air monday evening. >>> okay, ho
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm EST
playoff push or a push for respectability? send us an e-mail. and some of your comments may make the air tomorrow. >> investigators right now combing through the database trying to find the identity of a badly decomposed body. that body had been there for a while. can't even tell the person's race or gender. the death is considered suspicious. >>> still ahead, the fall back fall out. metro apologizes for messing up this past weekend during the time change overnight. plus, america's obesity epidemic. how some over weight women are going under the knife. increase chances of getting pregnant. >>> and right after the break, serial arsonists torch more than a dozen cars all over prince georges county. >>> if you got just a little confused about the time during the early morning hours sunday, that's the day we set our clocks back. you are not alone. metro apologizing for shutting down service for what was 2:00 a.m. enstead of 3:00 a.m. the agency says it is sorry for any inconvenience to its customers. . >> it went up in flames and saw two bodies run. >> caught on tape, two serial arsonists to
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
. we are just responsible for the transportation network and making sure that it can be use safely and efficiently. >> the city leaders say they've been talking with those food truck owners trying to work something out. the people have until tuesday to tell the city what think think of these new proposed rules. >>> tonight police are on the hunt for four gunmen who robbed the group of people. this happened around 6:00 this morning, 18th street and jefferson place northwest. >> reporter: i'm surae chinn in northwest washington. i talked with a man who says he was held at gunpoint. the whole ordeal ends with gunfire near the white house. >> that's when i saw the gun and he was like hold on. do not move. >> reporter: a businessman who doesn't want his face shown. >> when i hit him, he tried to reach out to grab this arm. >> reporter: says he thought it was a joke until he saw the gun and his two other friends pushed to the ground also with guns pointed at them. you elbowed the guy? >> yes. >> reporter: the victim says there were four men, one in the get-away car, the other three each with
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
implicated him. some defensive issues with the pentagon told us that these e- mails were flirtatious and we've been turned over to the inspector general. they came from the fbi and the implication is there was no suggestion of any criminal conduct, but you might have some uniform code of military justice violations like conduct unbecoming of an officer or service discrediting or adultery. these are all crimes under the military code before you make it sound as though allen could be in danger of more than just losing his promotion. he could be in the same kind of trouble as four-star general petraeus. >> perhaps more so herself because he's still an active duty officer and subject to the uniform code of military justice. so i think based on my conversations with the pentagon today, that is where the investigation is leading at this point. >> a lot of people are wondering whether or not this is just a one off, an out liar or is this -- outlier or a window into what goes on all the time in the military that we civilians don't know anything about. >> reporter: the woman at the center of
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour both tonight and tomorrow for us. so light rain or snow east tonight and then it stays dry in the western suburbs, dry morning commute, good news. keep the jacket handy. it will be windy and chilly tomorrow. we'll come back and talk about the weekend. i think you'll like our change in weather pattern. >>> we stand ready to work with any willing partner, democrat, republican or otherwise who shares a commitment to getting those things done. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> that's that sure sounds nice. the election's all done. now the question, can democrats and republicans find a way to work together to move the country forward and solve some very serious problems? it is back to business for president obama after a hard fought election and the president says he is willing to compromise. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward. >> the most pressing issue on the table might be the so- called fiscal cl
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
school system tells us 32 kids were on that bus at the time. but all of their injuries are considered minor. >>> some religious holidays are holier than others and a montgomery county school district that's true. the county will not close for muslim holidays. muslim asked -- they'll track attendance to see if that move might make sense for sometime in the future. >>> a live look outside right now. another chilly november night is on the way. and topper is out on the weather terrace. how are you feeling? you have big red coat. >> good news. it's not windy. bad news is it's going to be a cold night. let's start with the temperatures. temperatures in the 30s primarily. 32 in frederick. and 37 in leesburg and manassis. we have a few clouds that will roll through tonight and that's about it. high clouds rolling in here later on. otherwise clear and cold. low is 28 to 38. winds light northeast to 10. we'll come back and talk about how we're going to finish the week and weekend. the redskins in town. can we keep it dry for both games? we'll let you know. >> he is the pervert convicted of gra
CBS
Nov 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
start with temperatures. the clouds are doing us a favor keeping temps up somewhat. 47 downtown, 47 at gaithersburg. 43 in leesburg and manassas and 36 up in frederick. satellite picture of the radar combined. watch this precipitation down through richmond, trying to take a turn to the north. most of it will go out to sea tonight and we will have a nice day tomorrow. but right now we're going to say a slight chance of a sprinkle south and east, otherwise mostly cloudy, lows in the 30s. we'll come back with another system we're watching for sunday. we'll let you know if that will go out to sea or interfere with the redskins game. >> thank you, top. >>> tensions are escalating tonight between the israeli army. no one hurt in that attack, but several israelis died. meanwhile israel continues their attacks in response to the hundreds of missiles launched. it's the heaviest in four years. >>> still ahead tonight, police in maryland arrest mia farrell's brother. the disgusting crime he's accused of. >>> plus, the god father controversy. joining us live in studio to explain what it is all abo
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
have been unable to contact us. >> give us an idea. >> we have every day working guys to people that have a lot of money. >> reporter: he tells me that the boat down here, the integrity was once owned by the late walter. i'm bruce johnson reporting from highland, new jersey, back to you. >> thank you, bruce. >>> we have an ugly start to november. a little gray, maybe a tad of rain out there. topper in the weather center. what about the rest of the night? >> it's improving, derek. but i will tell you what, sandy will not let that grip go. we have breezes on the way and a couple of sprinkles. we'll start with temperatures. 10 degrees below average. high was 53. average high is still 64, which would be kind of nice, actually. right now, 51 downtown. but in the 40s in the burbs. 46 in good faithers -- gaithersburg. generally in the 40s in manassas and winchester. so a little bit on the chilly side outside. now, here's a look at the radar. couple showers with a couple sprinkles pushing on through. nothing heavy. everything is generally light. everything is just about across from howard co
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